Derbyshire's was responding to the "the talk" that African
American parents have with their children about what to do when stopped by a
"The columnist asserted 'there is a talk that nonblack Americans have with
their kids, too' about the differences between themselves and black people.
He said that talk included telling children that about 5 percent of black
people were 'ferociously hostile' to whites and that a larger percentage would
'go along passively if the 5 percent take leadership in some event.'
Derbyshire said children were advised to 'avoid concentrations of blacks not
all known to you personally,' stay out of heavily black neighborhoods and avoid
events likely to attract a lot of black people."
Another National Review contributor, Robert Weissberg, was also
fired just this week for advocating "maintaining whiteness" in